It’s hard to believe that it’s already been six years since the release of Nic Bommarito’s great full-length album, “Harp Fragments”. When Nic contacted me about releasing a new album at blocSonic, I had only recently visited his website to see if he had released anything new, only to be disappointed. So, suffice it to say that his desire to release new music at blocSonic was a terrific surprise to me. There are a few artists in the Creative Commons community who never let you down... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, ambient, shoegaze, indie, folk, nic bommarito
Today we’ve got a release for you that’s special for a couple reasons. It’s the first Dr. Mindflip EP to feature a complete band line-up… and it’s our 200th release!As usual, Dr. Mindflip brings his brand of sinister, hallucinogenic pop, but the band lends a depth not heard thus far.Thanks to Aidan Guilfoyle, Darryl O’Connell, Mark O’Connell, Right-turn Ricky & Dr. Mindflip for a terrific new release!Thanks to Kenny Smith for the original cover illustration, Sdvisi.Of course,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: maxbloc, blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, indie, avant-garde, dr. mindflip, dublin, ireland
2010 has been an incredible year for blocSonic. We’ve had Boots Riley on ETHX’ “Boom to Bloom” and Chuck D on Just Plain Ant’s “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble”. We’ve released our first indie and pop albums with Friends or Whatever’s self-titled debut, Garmisch’s self-titled blocSonic debut and Liam Stewart’s “Sixteen Words”. We’ve re-released three netaudio albums with exclusive bonus content — CM aka Creative’s “The Classic Material Completion Package XE”, Tha... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, creative commons, free, music, downloads, flac, mp3, ogg, nanowar, nanowar of...
It’s been a long time that I’ve been a fan of Zengineers. They were featured on our second netBloc release and their remixes can also be found on three of our maxBloc singles. I’m very happy to present to you this special release, “Bitter Lemon EP”. It may be a brief EP at three tracks, but it’s a great one which features two new Zengineers tracks and a new remix of a Jeremy Macachor track. Enjoy some trip-Hop with a dash of Drum ‘n Bass.Join me in officially welcoming Zengineers... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, trip-hop, drum n bass, electronic, zengineers
If you’ve been following what we do for long enough, you might have first heard MUTE’s “Is It Too Late For US All” when it made an appearance on “netBloc Vol. 15: this album won’t eat your gas money” back in mid-2008. A little over a year later, we brought you the great release by one half of MUTE… UNknown aka Formula’s “The Overcast Project” and then a little under another year, the other half of MUTE… Tha Silent Partner made his blocSonic release debut with “Tha... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, xtended edition, tsp, formula, unknown, tha silent partner, uk, boston, hip-hop, mute
With this final maxBloc single for “Tha Complete Platters Sessions XE” we’ve got another stack of bonus gems for you — more unreleased tracks from the Platters sessions and a fantastic remix by Minneapolis electropunk artist Mach FoX. Check it! When you’re done with Starksy, if you haven’t already done so, grab the other single “P Pulsar” and “Tha Complete Platters Sessions XE”. Thanks again and remember… share it, blog it, podcast it. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, funk, soul, hip-hop, tha silent partner, mach fox, tsp, seti, k9, free, music,...
Volume 20 carries on the blocSonic tradition of presenting 10 internationally released netaudio gems. Rock, pop, electronic, jazz, trip-hop, dub and hip-hop are all brought together for your listening enjoyment. Thanks again for your continued dedication to blocSonic and our netBloc series. We truly hope we’ve helped broaden your musical palette even if only a little! Visit blocSonic.com for more info! ( 2 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, hip-hop, jazz, rock, funk, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, trip-hop, IDM
Did you know that on January 16th, blocSonic will be 5 years old? Can you believe that it’s already been five years since we first released our premiere netBloc volume? To commemorate this, we’ve made January 2012, MUTE month and we’re packing the month with free releases!So who is MUTE, you ask? MUTE is a project by Tha Silent Partner and Unknown (aka Formula). A project begun back in 2007 when they released their incredible collection “Pavement Politics, Vol. 1”. There’s never... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, tsp, formula, unknown, tha silent partner, uk, boston, hiphop, mute
“Bird Of Prey” is your first taste of what Liam Stewart and blocSonic have in store for you with the release of the album “Sixteen Words” on November 30th. If you dig indie-pop music packed with lush melodies, moody vocals and a rock edge then you definitely need to check the album when it drops! Liam’s sound lies somewhere between Tears for Fears, Pink Floyd & 90s brit-pop… a sound that’s been forged from years of music-making that dates back to the 80s post punk outfit,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, liam stewart, pop, indie, download, free, ccmusic, freemusic, flac, ogg, mp3,...
We’re back serving you another helping of ten fantastic delicacies from the world of open-licensed netaudio. This time around, our energy was focused on presenting selections from the ever expanding archives of Jamendo.com. If you’re unfamiliar with Jamendo, it’s a community-driven website that hosts “free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses”. It’s an amazing source of music discovery and exploration. At Jamendo, you’re sure to find music from... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, pop, drum n bass, dnb, hip-hop, indie-rock, indie-pop
After taking a much needed month off from releasing, we’re back with another fresh batch of netaudio gems. Even with the month off, it was a bit of a bumpy ride pulling this together. During the process of attempting to acquire permissions and assets, we were unable to finalize on four original tracks and went through two rounds of changes. As is always the case though, this process ends up being beneficial for the release — since the line-up/track order is always scrutinized repeatedly... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, pop, electronic, trip-hop, hip-hop, metal
blocSonic is quite proud to present to you the self-titled debut by Richmond, Virginia artist Friends or Whatever. With its fusion of shimmering electronica and a raw rock vibe, FoW proves to be a very engaging listen. At times quiet and contemplative… at other times beat-driven and laced with distorted guitar and melancholic vocals. All the while a bit challenging to put your finger on and yet it’s quickly familiar. It’s that very enigmatic nature that’s sure to pull you in. On a side... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, indie-pop, pop, electronic, rock, indie-rock
The Honorable Sleaze is back with the second single from his album “Broad Street Boogie”, “Higher” B/W the terrific “Dreamflower (Keep The Dream Alive)” featuring the talents of fellow Richmond, VA MC BCMusic 1st. You’ll also find a great new track called “In My Dreams” featuring Sleaze himself on the mic.Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, richmond, virginia, the honorable sleaze, bcmusic 1st, flac, mp3, ogg
Are you ready to rock? I hope you are because today I’m excited to release the powerful debut EP, “Gryaznyj albom”/“The Dirty Album”, by the Russian band Vpopolam. They call their sound “anti-glamorous chanson-core”, a blend of funk, rock & grooves. At times the sound is reminiscent of Red Hot Chili Peppers and at other times, the sound’s hard to pin down. There’s one thing about it that’s very easy to pin down… these guys know how to make absolutely infectious music.... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, vpopolam, rock, maxbloc, russia, chanson-core
If you haven’t figured it out by now, each original blocSonic album release is promoted via two maxi-single releases. With each single, we draw you in with very tasty exclusives. Garmisch’s “Facing the Sea” is no different. In fact, this one comes packed with six! On it you’ll find a previously unreleased Garmisch gem “Requiem for Wolf” as well as a variety of remixes by dustmotes, Tha Silent Partner, Zengineers & mGee. Thanks to the remixers involved, you rock! Thank you once... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, garmisch, sweden, electropop, electro-pop, free, music, freemusic, ccmusic, creative...
Thanks again, everyone, for downloading the latest netBloc release! Your consistent support is greatly appreciated, not only by us at blocSonic, but also by the artists and labels who have participated in all our releases. The netBloc compilations are one more avenue which they can utilize to promote the great things that they're doing. This time around we've got another fresh batch of music to add to your collection! We've got music from France, Germany, Brazil, Spain and the US. Rock has a... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, fusion
It’s finally arrived! The netBloc that nearly wasn’t. Between delays in acquiring assets and personal life issues getting in the way of wrapping up in time, it’s my distinct pleasure to present to you another excellent collection of netaudio from the world over. I planned on writing a lengthy intro for this one, but with everything that’s helped delay it, I’m just happy to be able to get this out to you to enjoy. So please… enjoy it… and if you enjoy any of these gems, support the... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, flac, mp3
Since 2007 we’ve been giving you these fantastic collections of netaudio in hopes that it introduces you to a new world of music that’s available on the web. This time around is no different… except in one way. It’s quite literally the first time that the final line-up is the same as the first one chosen. No replacements were needed for artists and/or labels who didn’t get back to me or weren’t able to participate. Included are 12 fantastic tracks plus one bonus goodie included in... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, hip-hop, rock, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, trip-hop, experimental
It’s always exciting when I come across an artist who delivers an album that can be enjoyed from beginning to end. It’s even more enjoyable when that artist is completely independent. There’s something to be said for music independence in these days of packaged and repackaged mainstream music product. Independent music isn’t held back by labels and expectations to fit a certain mold. When I first heard Ant’s “Fly”, I was very impressed by the fact that it had that classic hip-hop... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: blocsonic, hip-hop
Here’s another fresh netBloc release for you to soak in. As always… it was a challenge to pull together and it underwent a serious overhaul when it became clear that an artist and a label weren’t as serious about the release as I was. Finally, when all is said and done… this release is 1000% better because of the replacement tracks and new play order. Thanks to you artists who were contacted at the last minute and came through with the required info and assets! Today on Twitter, someone... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, rock, pop, trip-hop, indie-rock, indie-pop, pop/rock, hip-hop, electro-pop
Our latest installment in the netBloc series gives you 10 more net audio gems to groove to. In this release we present to you hip-hop, trip-hop, jazz, electro-pop and rock from Germany, France, Spain, Bulgaria and Canada. I'm sure you'll be curious what the title means, read about it in the PDF booklet. You'll also notice that there's alternative package art for those of you who want to customize your release. Have fun! As always, thanks so much to all participating artists and labels. It was a... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, pop, electro-pop, electronic, glitch, hip-hop, jazz
Here you have it, a fresh release for your aural enjoyment. Pop, Hip-Hop, Rock, Dance, Indie, Electronic, Trip-Hop... United States, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, France... Diversity? You bet. Part of the enjoyment of netaudio/netlabels comes from the fact that FINALLY, you can easily enjoy music from all over the world, no longer do you have a mainstream music industry pulling the strings and telling you what you should or should not enjoy. Those days are... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, jazz, pop, electrofunk, electropop, indie, indiepop, electronic, trip-hop
Well finally! We at blocSonic were finally able to give you another excellent release of free net audio. It'll prove to be worth the wait. It's truly an international collection that features talent from Brazil, Germany, United States, Scotland, Spain, Italy and Canada. On this collection you'll hear Plunderphonics, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Electronica, Pop, Rock, Ska. If you have a heartbeat, you're bound to find something you like. So go ahead... download it. If you dig any of it, don't hesitate to... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: rock, jazz, funk, ska, electronic, electronic, trip-hop, dub, electro, pop, hip-hop
This was a release that I hoped to have ready in time for the holidays and was to be a holiday gift. Things didn’t fall into place as quickly as I had originally hoped, so here you have it now, a couple months late. What you’ll find with this one is a “concept” album. At least a concept in as much as a compilation can be a concept. There’s an overlying theme... that of the Moon. There’s a loosely tied narrative that is held together through the use of public domain texts, video and... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: rock, electronic, pop, indie
Tha Silent Partner made his first blocSonic appearance back in 2007 on “netBloc Vol. 11: The Raw And The Cooked” with the spaghetti-western flavored “No Mas”. He then re-appeared, along with Unknown aka Formula as MUTE, on “netBloc Vol. 15: this album won’t eat your gas money” with the powerful and soulful “Is It Too Late For Us All”. So, although he’s no stranger to blocSonic, everyone’s about to get very familiar with Tha Silent Partner and his fun, eclectic sound. This... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, hip-hop, funk, soul, tha silent partner
Just Plain Ant will always hold a special place here at blocSonic, since his was the first original album and the first Xtended Edition that we released. We now enter his fourth year here and he returns with another great new album of formula smashing downtempo, “All Becomes Dust”.“Love(d)” is the first single from the new album which features the title track along with a couple single only gems of it’s own!Thank you for downloading & listening! If you dig the music, we’d love... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, flac, mp3, ogg, just plain ant, richmond, virginia, rva
I’d like to present to you the return of BADLUCK to blocSonic. He comes to you straight outta the Bed-Stuy Do Or Die, Brooklyn, New York. A proponent of bringing together that classic BOOM-BAP and modern hip-hop, Luck and his producers do just that… delivering a sound that’s uniquely BADLUCK.Hip-Hop heads, go get a late pass, if you sleep on this.Thanks to Luck, Sleep Hollows, SeisMcWaves & Uh-Oh for the incredible tracks!Of course, as always, thanks to YOU. Thank you for continuing... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, new york, new york city, brooklyn, bed-stuy, badluck, sleep hollows,...
The thirteenth #musicmonday release by Maine Graphic Designer/Producer mGee. Some melodic electronic for you to enjoy. Check out more music at mgee.blocsonic.com Topics: blocsonic, mgee, musicmonday, ccmusic
Yeah y’all… here’s more of that NYC BOOM BAP for you to bump! “Case Closed” features two cuts from the album “Renaissance 2011”, a couple single only tracks. Also, quite a few remixers turned out for this… FunkMasterMash (a fresh producer who you can find doing his thing on SoundCloud)… C-Doc (the award-winning Public Enemy producer delivered a bangin’ remix with a bit of a Pete Rock vibe)… Zengineers (old friends of blocSonic who’ve been on featured on our netBloc... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, new york, new york city, brooklyn, bed-stuy, badluck, funkmastermash, c-doc,...
Boy, do we have a great release for you today! “I Was Awake”, the final single from Stewart & Scarfe’s “Outer Circular”. The original album version, incredible in its own right, finds itself in good company with a truly special trilogy by Public Enemy producer, C-Doc, a gorgeous remix by dustmotes and a little something created by yours truly!A very special thanks to Liam Stewart & Lyndon Scarfe for bringing “Outer Circular” to blocSonic! It really & truly is an honor... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, liam stewart, lyndon scarfe, uk, england, black lamps, flac, mp3, ogg
2013 has been another great year for fans of blocSonic and Creative Commons licensed music, in general. If you weren’t sleeping (and I know blocSonic fans weren’t), lot’s of incredible music came your way and you got to hear music that became a part of your story, your soundtrack. I hope over time some of the music that we shared with you will become life-long favorites.To close out this busy year, Deadly Combo presents to you their second single, which features the lyrical skills of... Topics: blocSonic, maxbloc, deadly combo, cm aka creative, rm aka bigg-m, new york city, maryland, flac,...
What’s good y’all? I hope you’ve been enjoying the releases that we’ve been dropping on you this month. Here we go again with another one! With “Pavement Politics, Vol. 2 (Sidestreets & Alleys)”, MUTE month returns with a fury. Five years in the making, Tha Silent Partner and UNknown (Formula) return with the proper follow up to their 2007 release “Pavement Politics, Vol. 1”, which you got to enjoy last week in all its remastered glory! Take another journey with MUTE… let... Topics: blocsonic, tsp, formula, unknown, tha silent partner, uk, boston, hip-hop, mute
The twelfth #musicmonday release by Maine Graphic Designer/Producer mGee. Americans, I know you’re summer dreamin’ as well! Check out more music at mgee.blocsonic.com Topics: blocsonic, mgee, musicmonday, ccmusic
…and finally it’s here! The new album by Public Enemy producer/EMCEE/filmmaker, David ‘C-Doc’ Snyder, is finally available for you to download and enjoy. There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that you’ll enjoy it. That’s no malarky, let me tell you…Considering the incredible work that C-Doc has been turning out for Public Enemy, The Impossebulls and his & Tirade’s LOWdown, I was quite eager to hear what he had cooked up for his solo release! When I first heard it about a... Topics: blocsonic, c-doc, hip-hop, the impossebulls, impossebulls, dj def chad, marcus j gilligan, boom...
Let me introduce to you our fortyFive series of releases. fortyFives are our take on the classic 7" single format. An A side, a B side and tracks no longer than 6 minutes in length. Because of this, it’s the perfect format to allow us the freedom to quickly surprise you with new music any day of the week by any current or future artists. They send us the music, we quickly get it to you. For this premiere fortyFive, we’ve got a little something by blocSonic’s founder and creator Mike... Topics: blocsonic, fortyFive, mGee, old orchard beach, maine, mp3, flac, ogg
It’s been a long time that I’ve wanted to release special compilations devoted to individual artists. Originally I had intended on doing so via the netBloc series, but when the opportunity came about to put together this extensive collection of personal favorites from The Womb’s vast catalog, I came to the realization that such a compilation called for a completely new series of releases. Since the goal of the series is to introduce (or re-introduce) a particular artist to blocSonic’s... Topics: blocsonic, intro, uk, england, the womb, alan driscoll, melbourne, australia
If you haven’t already checked out the excellent Just Plain Ant release “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble”, here’s a little reminder for you. This, the final album maxi-single contains a double dose of album cuts with a couple dope remixes and a sneak peek at Ant’s upcoming September 7th release “seewhateyesee”. Special thanks to JFKmusik and Rowan who turned out more of that real stuff for all you hip-hop fiends! Don’t sleep on this. Remember… keep the music moving. Share it… blog... Topics: blocsonic, just plain ant, note, the chevy rydah, black liquid, richmond, virginia, hip-hop, free,...
With this being the 41st volume in our most excellent netBloc series, I felt it only fitting that I make plunderphonic artist Fortyone an integral part of it. So what you’ll find is his wacky and adventurous explorations in sampling both opening and closing this collection… making for a righteous 41 sandwich.Within that sandwich you’ll find eleven more tracks that once again represents the quality and variety of the Creative Commons licensed netaudio world. If you’re only now... Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, flac, mp3, ogg
It’s been a few weeks that I’ve been sitting on this, waiting for the perfect time to drop it on you… well here it is, the latest hotness by Tha Silent Partner, “SIX ONNA 7”. A perfect example of all that’s great about independently released music… with SO7 TSP challenges exactly what it means to be a 7" aka 45 aka fortyFive. Six brief gems clocking in at under 12 minutes altogether… or just under 6 minutes per “side”. Brief, though they are, don’t sleep on them,... Topics: blocsonic, fortyFive, flac, mp3, ogg, tha silent partner, tsp, ccmusic, creative commons, hip-hop